Reinventing Greece through Investments in Innovation
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As foreign investors’ confidence in Greece is restored, the county is increasingly successful in attracting international capital and resources for technology and innovation. Investors are recognizing Greece’s investment potential, but the journey is only at the beginning.
Greece must raise its profile as a top investment destination. Especially regarding its FDI strategy, the country needs to refine and advance actions to attract investments with multiplier effects for the whole economy.
Collaboration between the private and the public sector is crucial. Much can be achieved when stakeholders join forces for the systematic repositioning of Greece as an investment destination for innovation and technology.
Foreign technology investments accelerate innovation, increase skills and technology, and improve Greece's long-term ability to penetrate larger sectoral ecosystems. Expanding the portfolio of international investments with technology-intensive investments by global high-tech companies will help the country strengthen its innovation ecosystem with new Research & Development centers, centers of excellence, increased demand for local and international talent, faster scaleup, as well as wider social and economic spillover effects.
To address these pressing issues and explore ways to favourably position Greece within the global innovation and investment ecosystem, SEV – Hellenic federation of enterprises is organizing an online conference on "Reinventing Greece through Investments in Innovation"
Global entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders will share their insights from their own international corporate investments' experience, explain what made Greece appealing to them, and discuss ways to further improve the investment environment.
What are the social and economic factors that influence investment decisions?
What are the experiences from investors in Greece?
What needs to be done to advance FDI in Greece?
Which industries drive Greece's investment appeal?
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Director, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford
Senior Director - Site Lead, Pfizer Center for Digital Innovation (CDI) in Thessaloniki
co-Founder & COO, Nova Credit
Managing Director, Global Sustainability Lead for Public Service, Accenture UK
Chairperson of the Board and Investor in Levitronix Technologies
Chief Financial Officer Europe, Deutsche Telekom AG
Head of the Investment Team for Greece and Cyprus, European Investment Bank
Chairman, Intrasoft International (Co-chair, SEV’s Innovation Committee)
Founder & CTO, Workable
Corporate Vice President, Applied AI, Applied Materials
Managing Partner, ArcTern Ventures
CEO, Microsoft Greece, Cyprus, Malta
Founder & CEO, TileDB, Inc.
Global Head of Energy Transition Investments, RWE
President, Microsoft Central & Eastern Europe
Country Managing Director, Accenture
Founder & CEO, GWI now
Partner, BC Partners
Partner, Threshold Ventures
Pharmacist MSc, CEO of OFET, Uni-pharma & InterMed
Chairman and Managing Director, McKinsey
Chairman, Upstream, Partner BigPi Ventures (Co-chair, SEV’s Innovation Committee)
General Director, IOBE
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd